Monday, June 4, 2007

Blenheim Triathlon 3 Jun 07

Over the weekend, the Ranch came out in force for the Blenheim Triathlon. The event began with a carbo-load dinner in the back garden at Princes Square. Ridermama organized the event, which was attended by the Riders racing the event - and girlfriends - including RiderChiche & beautiful Sarah, Rider Eazy-E and RiderWurzel & splendid Anya. RiderTurbo tooled on deep dish Mavic carbon wheel rims to help Riderwurzel prepare for the race. Ridermama whipped up a delightful pasta, pesto and sundried tomato dish accompanied by a refreshing spinach, pear and toasted seed salad, finished off with fresh strawberries and ice cream for dessert. The next morning, the Riders made their way to the historic Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, for the race. The Argentine Ranch contingent was out in full force and looked ready to race. The swim course followed yellow and orange buoys down a long, freshwater lake aside the palace. The difficult 19.8km bike and 5.4km run courses weaved through the lush green undulating landscape, with small, sharp lactic-burning climbs to keep the Riders honest. Legs and lungs ablaze, the Ranch powered through the course with flying colors. Riderwurzel won top blog honors with a total time of 1:18 followed by Riderturbo at 1:23, Ridercrespo at 1:28, Rider Eazy-E at 1:29 Rider Chiche at 1:33. Bike splits reflected cohesive team training with a tight spread of 33:26, 35:35, 37:56, 35:49 and 36:40 for the five riders, respectively. The race was followed by a luxurious picnic setup near the finish line hosted by Ridercrespos family. Much pain, sweat and glory was enjoyed by all and a consensus formed to order additional Ranch tri gear next year to wave unified colours and stake the Ranch's claim on the Tri circuit.



5 comments:

rider eazy-e said...

A big thanks to ridermamma and riderturbo for hosting the fantastic carbo dinner, also to the Crespo's family for organazing the lovely picnic.. it was a great day, since I run the last wave all the team had finished while I was still racing, it it was a great experience and I am very thankfull to the team for their cheering and support, particullary the last 400mm with riderturbo pushing me to the limit running by myside.. Great team spirit!! Thank you all!!

Rider Cali said...

strong performance by all. i think i may have to get involved next year in some of the tris

rider eazy-e said...

you should defently do ridercali- riderturbo and riderwurzel are elite triathlics, results talk by themself. Not only its very inspiring to count with such talents on the team but also a great opportunity to learn from them a new decipline, a new sport, a new way of life- RANCH UNITED.

riderwurzel said...

Ridermama and riderturbo thanks for all your care and support to whole team. It was honour for me to compete alongside all of you guys. Great job! Great spirit! I can not wait for next one...

riderchiche said...

Thank you so much ridermama and riderturbo for a great dinner!!
We had a fantastic day at Blenheim and I am already looking forward to next year...though we have some other obstacles to sort between now and then...

Let's keep the Ranch flag flying high!!